All posts tagged: experimental

Senior Year Sorrows

All Artwork and Captions by Benni Quintero RedHead Girl: This cute chickadeee used to sit across the room from me in art class. My sketchbook was filled with drawings of her. I never quite captured her in a way that satisfies my impression of her in my head. Her artwork was wild though.  Mouster King: I made this fella the summer in before senior year. My cat killed a mouse. I gave it a proper home in the afterlife as a king. Cruisin’: This one was I believe my final piece for AP studio. It’s honestly unfinished. It’s a copy of an image of me, my brother, and my dad in a disneyland photo-stop car thingy. I just put us in a different environment. I looked really determined and angry in the original picture, so I figured I was on a mission or something. So I made my mission to be running over some ugly dude. It’s ok though, nobody really liked him anyway. Mother Sin and her Ducks of Anarchy: This is Sin. I’ve given her the title …

CLARE: an exposure

RENE SPEAKS: “I’ve been making music for about two years. I’ve always wondered if you make better work when you’re feeling stronger emotions. I’ve always wondered that. You know, stuff I’ve made mid anxiety attack, stuff I’ve made on real depressed days, and stuff I’ve made on days when I’m completely fine and I’ve kind of learned that your creativity as an individual is above that.

Nigh the thought of slake: Nathaniel Part II

Photography and text by Nathaniel Stephens. Formatting by Somi Jun. These are my recent photographs in which I experiment with the fundamental photography technique: perspective. Dabbling and toying with the common compositional tools of photography (pattern, symmetry, texture, depth of field etc.) it turned out to be quite the endeavor. I realized, quickly, how visually perplexing a photo can be, without of course, losing the content of the photo and using a bit of your innate imagination. This experiment was inspired by a mister Charlie Rouse (a fantastic saxophonist with many accolades, one including being a brilliant member of Thelonious Monk’s Quartet for eleven years.) I wondered if I would be able to put as much creatively intricate art, ominous and confound as it seems, yet its reflective symbolism so plain in sight. To generate art that evokes the human spirit [is] to produce an emotion so full of essence you’re overwhelmed by its purity. Whether obdurate adequate filled with elation, or mournful sorrowful struck with realization, and a small step toward sweet sweet self …

supriy sharma

Colorful, textural mixed media from Supriy Sharma. About Supriy Sharma: He is an artist from Jaipur, Rajasthan in India. He graduated in 2008 from Rajasthan School of Art in Jaipur and attended graduate school at the same college. He is currently doing freelance work in Baroda, Gujarat and has participated in many group, pair, and solo shows. Thank you, Supriy! ❤

ID Chamber by Minu Jun

Minu Jun’s latest film, ID Chamber. Commentary from sister Somi Jun: Minu asked me to write this commentary, maybe to give an outside perspective on what the film is about, or maybe because he has done several Tunnel pieces before and was not down for another interview (see more of Minu’s work here: Minu on Tunnel) I watched Minu work on this film for over 3 months. He spent about $300 producing it, a remarkably small sum for a 9 minute film, but relatively high compared to Minu’s other works. He creates unforgettable films that are fleshy, colorful, disgusting, beautiful, visceral, from a budget of almost nothing, because he makes it all himself. The masks, the giant genitalia, the corn syrup blood, the robe of dismembered stuffed animals– Minu spent late nights and weekends making it all by hand. It’s not always easy to live with, and it’s never easy to work with (especially for the actors), but somehow, he pulls all these pieces together to create something crazy like ID Chamber. And when this happens (it almost always does), part of me …

Every Night – an experimental film by Aly Sullivan

Aly Sullivan, on herself and her work:  My name is Alexandra Sullivan. I am a 16 year old junior at Tamiscal High School. I live in Mill Valley, California and spend quite a bit of time in the lovely city of San Francisco. Over the summer, I was lucky enough to be accepted to and attend the San Francisco Art Institute’s PreCollege program. I was able to live in the SFAI dorms, attend amazing classes including Black and White analog photography and experimental cinema, and meet the most incredible artists. While there, I created a short film for my experimental cinema class that I am very proud of that I would like to share. My short film was shot on 16mm black and white reversal film, using a Bolex Rex (amazing piece of equipment that was kindly rented to me by SFAI). The film, “Every Night”, was made as my final project for the class. Being an experimental piece, it is highly concept-based. My goal for the film was to convey the idea of restless …